In a recent post, Star Trek actor William Shatner congratulated Patrick Stewart for his upcoming return to the the Star Trek universe.
In the post, the former Star Trek actor commented that the news was wonderful and congratulated him on his upcoming return:
It’s wonderful news! Congratulations my friend!
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You can see the full post below:
It’s wonderful news! Congratulations my friend! https://t.co/cSzp8npEjg
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 5, 2018
The announcement came yesterday afternoon through Patrick Stewart’s various social media accounts. The actor first appeared in the franchise as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show’s success helped reinvigorate the then floundering franchise and turned Patrick Stewart into a star.
In addition to his role in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stewart also appeared in the Picard role in the spin-off show, Star Trek: Deep Space 9 to help start the series and send off a reoccurring cast member. In addition he appeared in the films Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and finally Star Trek: Nemesis. The news of his appearance, however, probably does not come as a surprise to most.
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For a long time it was rumored that Stewart would be returning to the role and the announcement only confirmed what many already suspected. However, Stewart’s announcement did not include when he would come to the series, for how long or in what capacity. Given the series’ love of time travel and parallel dimensions, however, it might be safe to say that it involves one of the two.
What did you all think of this announcement? Would Picard make a good addition to the Star Trek: Discovery cast or should they let the character go? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The second season of Star Trek: Discovery is scheduled to premiere in January of 2019.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
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Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!